Would You Wear a High-Waisted Skirt Like America?

10/12/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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With her curvy shape, America Ferrera really works this 40’s inspired glam look. But she’s not the only one star who’s loving high-waisted pencil skirts — we’ve spotted everyone from Victoria Beckham to Kate Walsh donning it. Unlike high-waisted jeans (which are tough on many body shapes), these sexy numbers are universally flattering and actually slim down your silhouette. Just remember to wear it with stilettos, wedges or high heeled boots. The longer your leg appears, the better. Tell us: Is this a trend you would try?

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nina on

america looks gorgeous. she is a real women with beautiful curves. she is confident as who she is and looks great in this outfit i would definetly try it

Neka on

Yes, I would definitely rock this look. America does it once again! She looks so adorabloe in this ensemble.

Julie on

I’d definitely wear that skirt! It’s fantastic. I love America; she always looks so classy and beautiful.

laci on

i wouldn’t, but she looks fine in it. i think it make her hips look a big. but she does have curves so she looks pretty good.

Lori on

Stunning!! America is a true beauty with a GORGEOUS figure. I love how she works her curves!

mc on

Heck yeah I’d wear it! It’s like you reverse version of the empire waist dresses, only these actually look phenominal on everybody. A great pair of heels only makes you look better with this one as well!

40 Forever on

It looks great on America, but no, it’s not a look that I’m ready to try. Until it becomes more popular, it looks a little costume-y.

Sarah Lee on

I think it’s adorable! Very classy!

Elle on

The fit is really unflattering across her midsection. But I like the idea, especially with peep-toe pumsps.

Teresa on

Absolutely! Love it.

dawn on

See for her it works if you have no curves like her then the high waist isn’t for you I think she always looks great she’s what we American women really look like.

Stephanie V on

I really like her style I think I would try it but who knows if it would actually favor me

Janelle on

America always looks polished and knows what to wear with her curvy body, I really admire her sense of style and really she looks great and yes I would definetely wear the high waisted skirt.

Michelle on

I’d wear it. It is very flatering to the figure. She looks beautiful.

May on

If I could pull it off I would definetly wear this outfit. She looks very elegant. I like America Ferrera. She seems to be a very nice women. She doesn’t mind showing of her curves.

Rebecca on

After seeing America in her high-waisted skirt, I would definitely try it out. She looks lovely!

LaToya on

I would definitely wear this look. I love America, she is such a wonderful actress. UGLY BETTY IS MY SHOW BABY!

Jeanine on

I love this trend. I have a grey high waisted pencil skirt and it just makes me feel so womanly and feminine when I wear it. theres something about the 40’s styles that is so amazing.

Rey on

I love the look and wear it all the time. It’s glamorous and classy. She looks fantastic!!!

Rachel on

I love the high-waisted skirt look, in fact I just bought a great one for work by Theory, but I’m not feeling this outfit on her. It looks a little big for her and I think she needs a better bra cos her boobs look like they’re resting on her tummy. I usually love her style, but I’m just not a fan of this look for her.

Katrina on

I’m actually wearing one right now. LOL. She looks great.

Kim v on

No, I would not wear *anything* high-waisted. It’s universally ugly and unflattering.

Cindy on

She looks gorgeous! Would definately wear it. Nice to see a real woman with curves in Hollywierd.

Teri C on

Love it!! I think that it is very flattering especially for the ones that are thinner around the rib cage and curvier below.

Mary on

This is such a tastefully sexy look that plays up America’s beautiful womanly shape. I would definitely wear this.

Anne F 41 on

America looks awesome! I love this look but it’s not for me. I am on the short side so don’t think this style would work for me.

However, I do love it!!

sandra on

Love it! She is very sexy in it! I think she has a great figure! I am so happy when I don’t have to look at another stick insect! Yeah for real women! I think the skirt looks amazing on her! I love how the top frames her bust and the skirt falls on a flattering part of the legs. I will buy one!

Stacy on

I think America looks sensational. According to Hollywood she’s a fuller figured woman. I think she’s close to perfect and dresses to suit her body shape. A great fashion role model.

Melinda on

It’s not my style but America looks cute in it. It’s great to see a young celebrity dressing with class and not looking like trash. She is definitely an example for all young girls.

RuthAnn on

only a girl with smokin’ curves could work this. so yeah, i would.

Daisy on

America truly represents what a woman should look like! She’s always so feminine and classy, she could be sexy without looking cheap and I love her for that! I wish the rest of these weird celebrities would take notes!

Rinna on

I am so tired of people called America Ferrera “curvy” – what is she? Maybe a six? eight? She’s not a big girl, people!

She looks beautiful and classy!

Halley on

I would totally wear it. It looks gorgeous on her, though she always looks gorgeous.

monica on

I never thought that a girl with curves could wear a skirt like this, but it looks great and I think I’ll try it.

Emily on

I think America is rockin that skirt. She is a perfect example of how even curvy girls can rock high fashion clothes!

Michele on

I love her skirt, America always looks so classy and beautiful.

Melanie on

There is no way she is a 6 or 8 — more like 10 or 12. She looks healthy and real … but this is a look that she can’t pull off at her size. Sorry America!

Elda on

Hot Mamasita!!

Maria on

I don’t know if i would wear it-maybe. But it looks great on her, she’s a beautiful girl!

Lucy G on

I love this 40’s glamour look on her, but I wouldn’t wear it; I just don’t think it would work for my body type.

kiersten on

that skirt makes her look fat. it’s so unflattering!!!!!!!

Amber on

america the beautiful!! she’s a real woman.

asdlfj on

no i most definately would not

who cares on

it wouldnt look good on me, but it looks awesome on her. shes cool.

micki on

i would totlay wear that dress it is so cute.(:

Hope on

America is beautiful as usual. I love her style choices, because she chooses things that’s flattering to her body type, and she’s definitely confident.

This skirt is classy and paired with a great pair of stilettos or peep-toe pumps can make the skirt really sexy. Not only that, but this skirt looks like it can be worn for all occasions {work, out to dinner or entertain guests at home}. I’d definitely wear this skirt.

Cindy G. on

I’m actually pretty suprised at this. She looks wonderful in that skirt. I seriously didn’t think that a curvy woman would be able to pull something like that off, but man she rocks it! It really makes her curves look good.

me on

I LOVE THIS LOOK! It is such a throwback to the 40’s when the ladies were just that, and women looked classy and refined instead of like bag ladies wearing clothing that covers their shapes. I would absolutly wear this, but would probably not rock it as much as America. I Love her its about time real women have someone represent them in hollywood.

Erilana on

What a beauty!!! She puts Hollywood’s skinny lil’ “it-girls” to shame, she looks gorgeous! A real stunner!

Kat on

I think that for women with smaller waists and bigger hips, it really works. But for people like me with a wider waist, it would end up looking… clunky. She looks great, though.

Ana E. on

I love this outfit on curvy America! Where did she get this outfit? I have to know!

Emily on

Of course! I love high-waisted skirts. Although I sometimes wear high-waisted a-lines because I’ve got big hips.

Jenny on

she looks so pretty. she really knows how to flatter her figure, and makes it work every time. the skirt looks very classy and stylish. GREAT CHOICE!

sweetlips on


ChicandStylish on

Absolutely, it makes her waist appear teeny-tiny and it gives her that va-voom look. I am curvy and I can’t wait to try out this trend and be a sexy, voluptuous, bombshell.

Amy H. on

I don’t like this look for her body type. It draws too much attention to her lower body and makes her hip look wider.

Sarah on

I would wear a skirt like that if I had the curves and the waist for it.

Michele on

Surprisingly, it looks good even more shocking, is that it looks good on someone short. Isn’t she short??

janet on

I really love her style!! I would try it :D

Sonya on

She looks wonderful!

Hannah on

yeah, it looks great.

Alex on

i kinda like it. it gives her a classy look.

MyOpinion on

she always looks AH-mazing!!

paige on

i love this on her, however i dont think anyone i knoe or myself could rock this. and we arent fat either.

marta on

oh my god ! yes I got a skirt like that and I love it, makes me feel sexy and very feminine,it’s awesome! and america look fantasic!


i could never pull it off but America is always beautiful, she carries herself soo well
peace and luv guys, peace and luv

kate on

hi i wouldn’t wear the skirt cause it wouldn’t look good on me,but it looks great on america.and america if you’re reading it i love u i’m such a big fan and don’t care what people say it’s you’re own style and it’s great.say hi to every one in ugly betty for me

Amber on

“Real women” come in all shapes and sizes, not just overweight.

Stephanie on

Its so refreshing to see a real women in Hollywood with real curves! She is stunning!

fabo on

shes too cool to work this.
red alert.
hottie here!
shes way beautiful.
a great person.

Yuri Kim on

i just love high waisted skirts, dresses.

i’ve already bought so many of them.

they are really good looking new trend!

but tobe honest i just hate high-waisted pants.
they don’t look good on most of people.

Ashley on

Me personally I could not rock that, but America has curves that hug her hips perfectly. she looks gogeous.

Quiana on

She looks amazing.

MaRiian on

she looks a little bit fat!! but its so nice!

jen on

yeah she looks hot!!!!!

jen on

yeah she looks hot!!!!!!!!!!!

Joanna on

Yes, but I think America shouldn’t wear the grey one.

megan on

i wouldn’t wear a skirt like that. it makes her hips a bit big but she looks cute in it

Taje on

this is totally amazing!
i definitely want a high waist skirt if i can find one.

ALY on

i probably wouldn’t but she pulls it off well

Monica G. on

This is a trend I have tried and absolutely love. A high waisted skirt pus emphasis on your chest and the middle part of your body. If worn with a thick belt or cumberbun, can hide excess “baggage” around the hips and waiste. Flatters figures at size 12. Give it a try and be blessed!!

Rachel on

it looks too grandma-ish!

Rachel on

I hate the whole high-waisted look.

Dianne on

Oh yes i love high waisted skirts.They are so 1940-ish and very feminine.

Jenny on

I love this look, I have a high waisted skirt with a over-sized belt and I’ve received complements every time I’ve worn it. It seems to work best with either very tailored tops or with full billowy blouses tucked in.

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